Burnet bags softball tourney; Lady Tigers whack Waco

Rockdale bangs out 17 hits in road win


Lady Tigers’ shortstop Marissa Mireles puts the tag down against Weimar in the Rockdale Softball Tournament. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Lady Tigers’ shortstop Marissa Mireles puts the tag down against Weimar in the Rockdale Softball Tournament. Reporter/Cliff Dungan The Rockdale Lady Tigers pulled out the whipping sticks Tuesday, punching out 17 hits in their impressive 12-2 victory over Class 4A Waco High on the road.

The Lady Tigers are 5-4 on the season.

Kayleigh Montelongo, Kayala Deary and Lisa Vest led the hit parade with each crushing home runs.

Montelongo added a double to ring up four runs batted in on the evening.

Vest bagged three RBI and Deary two.

Amanda Boyd added a triple and had three runs batted in.

Rockdale actually trailed 2- 0 after the first inning of play before stringing together 17 unanswered runs.

Leading 5-2 heading into the sixth, the Lady Tigers pushed across seven more runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Montelongo logged the win, allowing just four hits

Tournament

The Burnet Lady Dogs secured the tournament championship by handling Weimar in the finale.

In the tournament, Rockdale lost to Weimar 2-1, Burnet 8-0 and Ellison 1-0.

They defeated Killeen 6-0, Rogers 9-2 and Killeen again, 10-0.

Against Weimar, the Lady Tigers allowed two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Mireles clubbed a double.

In the loss to Burnet, Mireles had the only hit as Rockdale committed four errors.

Montelongo, Faith Talley and Hailey Wright all produced doubles in the Lady Tigers’ victory over Killeen.

Wright and Maci Wages had two RBI each.

In the victory over Rogers, the Lady Tigers held a 3-1 lead, but then added six runs in the top of the third for a comfortable 9-1 lead.

Mireles ripped a triple and collected three runs batted in as Morgan Fischer brought home a pair of runs .

Boyd and Victoria Drake each had an RBI.

In their blanking of Killeen, the Lady Tigers made the most of five hits and a seven-run third inning.


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